History

Essential books illuminating key periods of history, from the Romans to the Tudors to World War 1. Delve into the history of England with Peter Ackroyd, explore Britain’s forgotten multicultural past with David Olusoga, or uncover the violent rise of early Christianity with Catherine Nixey.

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Margaret George’s favourite stories of the Roman Empire.

251 books available
  1. Book cover for Last Letters Home
    Last Letters Home

    Tamasin Day-Lewis

  2. Book cover for A History of the First World War
    A History of the First World War

    B. H. Liddell Hart

  3. Book cover for A History of the Second World War
    A History of the Second World War

    B. H. Liddell Hart

  4. Book cover for The Ancient Paths
    The Ancient Paths

    Graham Robb

  5. Book cover for Bear Grylls: Two All-Action Adventures
    Bear Grylls: Two All-Action Adventures

    Bear Grylls

  6. Book cover for The Restoration of Rome
    The Restoration of Rome

    Peter Heather

  7. Book cover for Flappers
    Flappers

    Judith Mackrell

  8. Book cover for Crown of Thistles
    Crown of Thistles

    Linda Porter

  9. Book cover for The Wreck at Sharpnose Point
    The Wreck at Sharpnose Point

    Jeremy Seal

  10. Book cover for Small Wars, Far Away Places
    Small Wars, Far Away Places

    Michael Burleigh

  11. Book cover for A Fort of Nine Towers
    A Fort of Nine Towers

    Qais Akbar Omar

  12. Book cover for Burial Rites
    Burial Rites

    Hannah Kent

  13. Book cover for Harvest
    Harvest

    Jim Crace

  14. Book cover for Going to the Wars
    Going to the Wars

    Max Hastings

  15. Book cover for The Generation Game
    The Generation Game

    David McWilliams

  16. Book cover for Love Letters of the Great War
    Love Letters of the Great War

    Mandy Kirkby

  17. Book cover for Christ's
    Christ's
  18. Book cover for The Boys In The Boat
    The Boys In The Boat

    Daniel James Brown

  19. Book cover for The Lonely Leader
    The Lonely Leader

    Alistair Horne

    David Montgomery

  20. Book cover for Mr Foote's Other Leg
    Mr Foote's Other Leg

    Ian Kelly

  21. Book cover for The Fall of Light
    The Fall of Light

    Niall Williams

  22. Book cover for My Life as a Spy
    My Life as a Spy

    Leslie Woodhead

  23. Book cover for Counting One's Blessings
    Counting One's Blessings

    William Shawcross

  24. Book cover for Alexander the Great
    Alexander the Great

    Paul Cartledge

  25. Book cover for The Spartans
    The Spartans

    Paul Cartledge

  26. Book cover for City of Abraham
    City of Abraham

    Edward Platt

  27. Book cover for Killing Kennedy
    Killing Kennedy

    Bill O'Reilly

    Martin Dugard

  28. Book cover for An Anatomy of Terror
    An Anatomy of Terror

    Andrew Sinclair

  29. Book cover for Josephine
    Josephine

    Andrea Stuart

  30. Book cover for The Sixties Unplugged
    The Sixties Unplugged

    Gerard DeGroot

  31. Book cover for A Way of Life
    A Way of Life

    Reginald Kray

  32. Book cover for Tudors
    Tudors

    Peter Ackroyd

  33. Book cover for Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand
    Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand

    Bridget O'Donnell

  34. Book cover for Churchill's Cigar
    Churchill's Cigar

    Stephen McGinty

  35. Book cover for Shakespeare's Local
    Shakespeare's Local

    Pete Brown

  36. Book cover for A History of the World
    A History of the World

    Andrew Marr

  37. Book cover for Former People
    Former People

    Douglas Smith

  38. Book cover for My Secret Sister
    My Secret Sister

    Helen Edwards

    Jenny Lee Smith

  39. Book cover for All Things Wise and Wonderful
    All Things Wise and Wonderful

    James Herriot

  40. Book cover for John Prebble's Scotland
    John Prebble's Scotland

    John Prebble

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